BANGKOK, 3 April 2020: The Covid-19 crisis has handed the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s CEO, Mario Hardy, a six-month extension of his work contract to 31 May 2021. He was due to step down 31 December...
LONDON, 21 September 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council announced at the weekend it has awarded ‘Safe Travels’ stamps of endorsement to 100 destinations with the Philippines becoming the official 100th destination. WTTC, which represents the...
BANGKOK, 26 March 2020: The Pacific Asia Travel Association is opening a crisis resource centre to support members with data and research to help them rebuild business once Covid-19 peaks. Noting that losses are...
SINGAPORE, 12 March 2020: Covid-19 continues to impact the global business travel industry, with companies cancelling meetings and instituting blanket business travel cancellations, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
BANGKOK, 8 October 2019: The 68-year-old Pacific Asia Travel Association says it will adopt democratic elections and embrace a new online business model to drag itself into the 21st century. In a letter to the members,...
GENEVA 3 June 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urges governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity. On Monday, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel...
GENEVA, 25 November 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The manual provides governments with...
LONDON, 23 April 2018: Two Asian enterprises, Hong Kong’s airport authority and India’s Great Himalayan Expedition, figured in the WTTC’s Tourism For Tomorrow Awards. World Travel & Tourism Council announced the 2018 winners in sustainable tourism at the 2018 Tourism...
BANGKOK, 18 November 2019:  The first reported hearing of the traditional ditty ‘Jingle Bells’ was witnessed in Bangkok’s shopping malls last week reminding us to fast track our preparations for December’s festive season. Taking...
SINGAPORE, 24 April 2020: Over 320,000 jobs in the retail duty-free business across the Asia Pacific region are at risk of being overlooked as governments implement financial rescue measures to cope with the Covid-19 crisis. The Asia...